7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

Germany raps media bias about Bahrain

MANAMA: A top German delegation yesterday acknowledged Bahrain's secure atmosphere, slamming biased international media for spreading a distorted image of the kingdom.

"The government has created a solid ground for economic work and investments to bounce back," the Arab-German Friendship Association delegation said.

This came as they met His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday.

"The image spread by international media about Bahrain is distorted and detached from reality," they said. They also stressed that they realised the reality of the situation during their visit.

They paid tribute to the Premier for initiating successful policies that ensured the kingdom's stability.

The Premier discussed with the delegation ways of bolstering Arab-German co-operation, highlighting the importance of promoting understanding with pivotal countries.

"Building bridges of understanding and confidence between Bahrain, the GCC and Arab states and pivotal countries such as Germany has become a necessity dictated by current developments," he said, commending Germany for its supportive stances.

He urged stronger co-operation between the GCC and Germany to seize favourable opportunities and explore untapped trade and economic fields.

He urged Germany to show more political support to match its economic clout as a pivotal country in the world.

"Bolstering political relations would have a positive impact and make economic co-operation stronger," he said.

He stressed the importance of ensuring that Germany understands the Arab situation for political and economic relations so that more joint interests may be achieved.

He reiterated Bahrain's firm resolve to bolster trade and economic relations with Germany, commending the association's role in strengthening ties.

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